The 44 metre Diamond 145 hit the water last January and was delivered on July 20th, she’s Benetti’s flag ship of the Class category. This fibreglass superyacht the design of which well interprets classic styling in a contemporary way which has made Benetti yachts famous all over the world.
A milestone for Italian and international shipyards, Benetti has blended harmony and equilibrium between tradition and innovation moulding it to be one of the yard’s features by mixing a sense of classic timelessness with ever growing technology. This is basically also true of the new Diamond 145 which was delivered July last. The design is in line with Benetti’s tradition and styling of the Class category. This yacht according to Giorgio M. Cassetta who has been collaborating with the yard since 2013 said this of the yacht: “Diamond 145’s size offered the opportunity to develop an imposing vessel with a majestic bearing and highly contemporary detailing, combined with an approach to style that reflects the idea of a timeless yacht”.
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The yacht’s shape and consequent look is considerable taking into account its 44 metres that the designer boosted further by using large window like panelling and high topsides which are also dynamic looking thanks to a long reverse sheer line.
The interiors were drawn up by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, they feature precious materials including oak wood, Grey Stone marble Georgette Silk, several diverse types of leather and fabrics and clearly visible treated polished carbon on the bridge. The projects have been given a life span of half a century and in respect of this philosophy known as “Obiettivo 50” of which Diamond 145 is part of, much has been done to increase the level of comfort which should be good for fifty years while reducing maintenance and making it easier to renew some of the decor in the years to come.
Generous use of noise dampners has been made to enhance greater comfort by reducing vibration and every other solution possible from special bearings, flooring and floating bulkheads exhaust bypass valves and by soundproofing exhaust pipes from the engine room and more. Furthermore ATU dust buster systems have been installed with special filters to remove dust particles and water droplets which renew the air in the interiors six times an hour thus delivering fresh clean air everywhere. Each decorative panel is installed with fitlocks so it can be easily changed and substituted accordingly when wishing to renovate the interior decor.
Diamond 145 slots into the below 500 GT sector while offering decidedly notable interior volumes. The layout has been carefully planned to privilege space. There are five cabins for ten guests and as many cabins for a crew of eight plus another for the captain. The owner’s quarters have a surface area of 60 square metres situated along the forward section of the main deck featuring a large bathroom, a king size bed, a comfortable walk in wardrobe/dressing room and a study/office space. The four guest cabins instead are situated along part of the lower deck, two are VIP ones with double beds while the other two are convertible twins.
The main deck comprises a lounge aft of the owner’s suite which is furnished with numerous sofas and low coffee tables. Thanks to air vents installed into the forward end leaving the stern area free to host a large glazed arch shaped door which enhances a sense of complete integration between the interiors and the surrounding exteriors. The cockpit area offers comfortable seating space and a set of stairs leading to the stern bridge with the helm controls where full beam sliding glazed doors reveal a beach area furnished with sofas and a convertible bar cabinet on wheels. The garage area is separated completely so as not to interfere with visiting guests., and contains a six metre tender, twin three metre jet skis and several water toys.
A swimming pool is installed along part of the upper deck and so is the main helm controls station with the captain’s cabin next to it. A Light Bridge integrated console developed by Benetti with Seastema equips the helm controls station.
A 102 square metre sun deck hosts a comfortable sofa in the bow sector, a dining spot at centre and a lounge in which to relax which can be furnished according to circumstances.
Twin MAN V12 engines with 1,400 HP each propel Diamond 145 delivering a top speed of 15 knots with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.
For further information: Benetti
Text by Daniele Carnevali – Pictures by JOBDV and Michela Locci